Bayer loses fight over insecticides EU blamed for killing bees

The European Union’s top court on Thursday upheld the EU’s partial ban on three insecticides linked to harming bees, preventing their use on certain crops.
— Read on www.freshfruitportal.com/news/2021/05/06/bayer-loses-fight-over-insecticides-eu-blamed-for-killing-bees/

Viewpoint: Advocacy disguised as journalism? Meet Carey Gillam, the prolific purveyor of crop biotechnology and agri-chemical disinformation | Genetic Literacy Project

When it comes to science, how much do media narratives influence public opinion and policy? The answer is, a lot. That can be good, for example, in
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Viewpoint: Can European Commission reverse 20 years of backward, precautionary regulation of crop biotechnology? CRISPR presents an opportunity | Genetic Literacy Project

The expected report of the European Commission on “new genomic techniques” was published as announced before the end of April 2021. It represents an
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2021/05/03/viewpoint-can-european-commission-reverse-20-years-of-backward-precautionary-regulation-of-crop-biotechnology-crispr-presents-an-opportunitymarcel-kuntz/

A Giant Organic Farm Faces Criticism That It’s Harming The Environment : NPR

A huge organic farm that’s backed by General Mills is facing accusations that it’s doing more environmental harm than good. The project shows the difficulties of delivering on green promises.
— Read on www.npr.org/2021/05/03/989984124/a-giant-organic-farm-faces-criticism-that-its-harming-the-environment